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RNZ – Nine To Noon: Legal obligation to consider green Covid-stimulus spending – or the other pandemic in Adam’s view


In the midst of dealing with one pernicious virus, another pandemic surfaces, the Climate Virus

Kathryn Ryan at Nine To Noon

There’s a warning the government has a legal obligation to factor climate change into any post-Covid recovery projects.

Lawyers for Climate Action NZ has written to the Prime Minister and the Budget Ministers’ Group seeking assurances that the impact of greenhouse gas emissions will be a core part of its assessment of future stimulus spending – including the ‘shovel ready’ projects under consideration.

Kathryn speaks with Lawyers for Climate Action NZ President, Jenny Cooper QC.

However, what does consider mean?

What influence will the Green Party have?


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